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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Impressionist painter | Part.5


Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), was a French* artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style*. As a celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau".

For biographical notes -in english and italian- see:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Impressionist painter ➺

For other works by Renoir see:
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Impressionist painter | Part.4



Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), was a French* artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau".

For biographical notes -in english and italian- see:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Impressionist painter ➺

For other works by Renoir see:

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Impressionist painter | Part.3


Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), was a French* artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau".

For biographical notes -in english and italian- see:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Impressionist painter ➺

For other works by Renoir see:
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Impressionist painter | Part.2


Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), was a French* artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau".

For biographical notes -in english and italian- see:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Impressionist painter ➺

For other works by Renoir see:
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Impressionist painter | Part.1



Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), was a French* artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau".

For biographical notes -in english and italian- see:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Impressionist painter ➺

For other works by Renoir see:

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Roberto Ferri, 1978 | Baroque Era style painter | Part.2



Inspired by Baroque painters* -Caravaggio in particular- Roberto Ferri is an Italian painter* known for working also in the Baroque Era style.
Ferri was born in Fontanaviva, Taranto, Italy in 1978.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- by Roberto Ferri see:
For other works by Roberto Ferri see:
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Roberto Ferri, 1978 | Baroque Era style painter | Drawings


Inspired by Baroque painters -Caravaggio in particular- and other old masters, Roberto Ferri is an Italian painter known for working also in the Baroque Era style.
Ferri was born in Fontanaviva, Taranto, Italy in 1978.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Roberto Ferri see:

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Belgian Artists | Sitemap


List of Belgian Artists and artistic movements definition

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List of Australian Artists and artistic movements definition

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Carolyn Biggio, 1958 | Still life painter


Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1958, Carolyn Biggio grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her formal schooling earned her a Bachelor of Sciences degree; but she later took up studies in art with Henry Hensche at the Cape School of Art. Other classes with his followers deepened her commitment, and her career path shifted to painting. Ms. Biggio's paintings are pure light and color, primarily of still life. The thick impasto paint is laid on with a palette knife to create intense masses of color; shadows are equally vibrant, creating dimension with brilliant shifts in hue and value, rather than just local color. Ms. Biggio has exhibited her work nationally, receiving numerous awards.

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Philippe Jacquot, 1966 | Portrait /Figurative painter



Philippe Jacquot is born in April, 1966. Soon, his favorite subject is the representation of characters. Later he sought expression in both portraits and figure.He works the pencil and pastels, as well as red chalk drawing, oil and acrylic.
After several experiences in decorative painting and design, in 1990 he decided to devote himself exclusively to his painting.
His past experiences allow him to master glass and metal painting as well as painting on glued materials, giving him the opportunity to express himself beyond the usual means such as canvas or paper. His work focuses mainly on portraiture, the nude and still life. In each creation, he looks for aestheticism, lightness, softness and subtlety through the curve and the work of light.

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List of Argentine Artists and artistic movements definition

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Chinese Artists | Sitemap

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Edward Moran | Seascape painter



Edward Moran (August 19, 1829 in Bolton, Lancashire, England - June 8, 1901 in New York City) was an British*-born American artist* of maritime paintings. He is arguably most famous for his series of 13 historical paintings of United States marine history.
  • Early life and education
Moran was born to Thomas and Mary Higson of Lancashire, England on August 19, 1829. Following in the footsteps of his father's profession, he learned to operate a hand-loom at a young age, though he would often be found sketching with charcoal on the white fabric instead of plying the shuttle.

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Othon Friesz | Fauvist painter



Achille-Émile Othon Friesz (6 February 1879 - 10 January 1949), who later called himself Othon Friesz, a native of Le Havre, was a French artist* of the Fauvist movement.
Othon Friesz was born in Le Havre, the son of a long line of shipbuilders and sea captains. He went to school in his native city. It was while he was at the Lycée that he met his lifelong friend Raoul Dufy*. He and Dufy studied at the Le Havre School of Fine Arts in 1895-96 and then went to Paris together for further study.

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Edward Hopper | Quotes /Citazioni


  • What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
  • After all, we are not French and never can be, and any attempt to be so is to deny our inheritance and to try to impose upon ourselves a character that can be nothing but a veneer upon the surface.
  • I believe that the great painters with their intellect as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.
  • I find in working always the disturbing intrusion of elements not a part of my most interested vision, and the inevitable obliteration and replacement of this vision by the work itself as it proceeds.

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Damian Tirado, 1960 | Fashion painter /sculptor



  • Education: School of Fine Arts Cristobal Rojas Caracas Venezuela.
  • Events: Painting, sculpture, performance carcom lons le saunier France.
  • Exhibitions: 2013 Exhibitions 48th Grand prices Barbizon painting Mayor of St Raphael with the circle of European artists Dole room Carmelite Casino Contrexéville.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Tirado see Damian Tirado, 1960 | Fashion Designer /Sculptor*.

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List of Ancient Art and Artists

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William Whitaker, 1943 | Academic / Figurative art | Painting




The only son of an artist father, William Whitaker, American painter, grew up in the special world of the working artist. He had access to the finest art materials and was painting in watercolor and oil at the age of six. His fondest early memories are of the sights sounds and smells of the art studio.

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Rafal Olbinski, 1945 | Surrealist / Visionary painter




"In front of a painting, as in front of a beautiful woman, one must revel in wonder" - Rafal Olbinski*.

- "Poetic humor is a quality rarely found in the fine arts" - says Andre Parinuad, President of the International Arts Salon in Paris. - "Rafal Olbinski has this gift.
He wants to show us that our imagination is a magical world, which we are recreating forever. He draws us into a different universe, and forces us to use our eyes to participate in a marvelous world which is the true dimension of dreams".

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Olbinski see Rafal Olbinski, 1943 | Surrealist painter ➺

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František Drtikol | Symbolist /Visionary photographer



František Drtikol (3 March 1883, Příbram - 13 January 1961, Prague) was a Czech photographer of international renown. He is especially known for his characteristically epic photographs and portraits.
From 1907-1910 he had his own studio, until 1935 he operated an important portrait photostudio in Prague on the fourth floor of one of Prague's remarkable buildings, a Baroque corner house at 9 Vodičkova, now demolished. Jaroslav Rössler, an important avant-garde photographer, was one of his pupils.

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Ryo Shiotani 塩谷 亮, 1975 | Figurative painter



"I paint realist paintings because I can make new discoveries as I thoroughly look at my subject. That is enjoyable".

Award winning* Japanese painter Ryo Shiotani 塩谷 亮 was born in Tokyo.
After graduating from Musashino Art University, Ryo Shiotani spent one year studying in Florence on an Agency for Cultural Affairs scholarship, where he had a chance to copy the works of Leonardo da Vinci*.

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The Marathon Boy, 340-330 bc | Underwater discoveries


  • National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece
  • Marathon Youth or Ephebe of Marathon. 
  • Bronze statue of a young athlete, found in the sea near Marathon (Attic coast). 
  • The left hand was replaced at a later date by another shaped as a lamp. 
  • Work of the Praxiteles school, ca. 340-330 B.C.
  • Dimensions H. 1.3 m (4 ft. 3 in.)
  • Accession number X 15118
  • Department of Sculptures
The Marathon Boy or Ephebe of Marathon is a Greek bronze sculpture found in the Aegean Sea in the bay of Marathon in 1925. It is conserved in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens where it is dated to around 340-330 BC. The Museum suggests that the subject is the winner of an athletic competition.

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Andre Kohn, 1972 | Impressionist Figurative painter



André Kohn is a Russian-born painter* whose style is described as figurative impressionist.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- by Kohn see: Andre Kohn, 1972 | Ladies and hats ➺

For other works by Kohn see:
Andre Kohn, 1972 | White umbrellas ➺

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Leonardo da Vinci | A treatise on painting



  • Science of painting
Leonardo’s advocacy of a science of painting is best displayed in his notebook writings under the general heading “On Painting”. The notebooks provide evidence that, among many projects he planned, he intended to write a treatise discussing painting.
After inheriting Leonardo’s vast manuscript legacy in 1519, it is believed that, sometime before 1542, Melzi extracted passages from them and organized them into the Trattato della pittura [In italian] ➤ (“Treatise on Painting”) that is attributed to Leonardo.

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Leonardo da Vinci | Dell'obbligo che ha la scultura col lume, e non la pittura

Trattato della pittura* | Parte prima - 38

Se la scultura avrà il lume di sotto parrà cosa mostruosa e strana; questo non accade alla pittura, che tutte le parti porta con sé.



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Leonardo da Vinci | Dell'orizzonte | Trattato della pittura - Parte ottava

Trattato della pittura* - Parte ottava


  • 927. Qual sia il vero sito dell'orizzonte.
Sono gli orizzonti di varie distanze dall'occhio, conciossiaché quello è detto orizzonte dove la chiarezza dell'aria termina col termine della terra, ed è in tanti siti veduto d'un medesimo perpendicolare sopra il centro del mondo, quante sono le altezze dell'occhio che il vede; perché l'occhio, posto alla pelle del mare quieto, vede esso orizzonte vicino un mezzo miglio o circa; e se l'uomo s'innalza coll'occhio, quant'è la sua universale altezza, l'orizzonte si vede remoto da lui sette miglia, e cosí in ogni grado di altezza scopre l'orizzonte piú remoto da sé, onde accade che quelli che sono nelle cime degli alti monti vicini al mare vedono il cerchio dell'orizzonte molto remoto da loro; ma quelli che sono infra terra non hanno l'orizzonte con eguale distanza, perché la superficie della terra non è egualmente distante dal centro del mondo, onde non è di perfetta sfericità, com'è la pelle dell'acqua; e quest'è causa di tal varietà di distanze infra l'occhio e l'orizzonte.
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Leonardo da Vinci | De' nuvoli | Trattato della Pittura - Parte settima

Trattato della Pittura* - Parte settima


  • 917. De' nuvoli.
Le nuvole sono nebbie tirate in alto dal caldo del sole, e la loro elevazione dove il loro acquistato peso si fa di potenza eguale al suo motore; e l'acquistato peso nasce dalla loro condensazione, e la condensazione ha origine dal calore ch'è in esse infuso, che si rifugge dagli estremi che si trovano penetrati dal freddo della mezza regione dell'aria; e l'umidità seguita il caldo che lassú la condusse, in qualunque parte esso caldo si fugge; e perché si fugge inverso il mezzo di ciascuna globosità de' nuvoli, esse globosità si condensano con terminate superficie ad uso di dense montagne, e pigliano le ombre mediante i raggi solari che lassú le percuotono.
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Leonardo da Vinci | Degli alberi e delle verdure | Parte sesta

Trattato della pittura* - Parte sesta



  • 812. Discorso delle qualità de' fiori nelle ramificazioni delle erbe.
De' fiori che nascono nelle ramificazioni delle erbe, alcuni fioriscono prima nelle somme altezze di esse ramificazioni, ed altri aprono il primo fiore nell'infima bassezza del loro fusto.
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